When should I test my Home for Mold?
Mold or Mildew?
If you find green spores or notice a musty smell in your home, then you may have a mold problem. A mold assessment can help you find out for sure whether this fungus is in your house.
- You Find Evidence of Mold
Not every fungus in your home is dangerous. What you think is mold could be relatively harmless mildew. A test can determine whether mold is present.
- You Want to Identify the Mold
Mold testing can also identify the exact type of fungus in your home. This can help you determine what to do next. If the test identifies black mold, you need to have the spores removed immediately.
- You Want to Make Sure the Mold Is Gone
After hiring certified mold remediation professionals to eliminate the fungus from your home, you should confirm that they have done their job. A mold assessment can determine whether your house is truly clean.
Ways To Test for Mold
There are several different types of mold tests available. Surface tests check household surfaces for mold, and air tests collect samples from the air. There are also bulk tests that collect various items from the house and send them to a lab for further examination. Ideally, you should utilize these tests.
Some test kits are available in stores. However, to determine the exact extent of your mold damage, you should have an environmental hygienist or certified mold specialist perform the tests.
A mold assessment can determine whether your home has a potentially harmful fungus or the less dangerous mildew. The test can also reassure you that remediation professionals have removed all of the mold from your property. While store bought tests are available, you are better off calling a professional to have it tested properly.
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